Joyce Booth is the youngest of six children and a native of Washington, North Carolina. She attended and graduated from Washington High School. She stayed very active in sports and multi-cultural organizations during the 3 1/2 years it took her to complete high school.Throughout her youth she was engrossed in civic organizations such as 4-H and the Youth and College Division of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
After working as NC Senate Page, she decided to further her education in Greensboro, NC and attend the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. There, she is in the midst of obtaining a BA in Political Science. As an undergraduate she is very involved on campus, but after finding a lack of a minority voice on campus she decided to establish the Black Student Union organization, which is entering its second year. Upon graduation she will be entering the AmeriCorps program to travel the country and gain training as an organizer!
In her leisure time Joyce enjoys cooking, shopping, and becoming a budding wine connoisseur.